Ladies’ Day win for Crocs
A LARGE home crowd for Ladies Day cheered on the Port Douglas Crocs to their fourth win of the season last Saturday.
The Crocs were up against Centrals Trinity Beach and the game began with a stiff breeze blowing directly across the ground, and judging the wind made high marking difficult.
The first goal to the Crocs came from a beautiful kick by newcomer Adam Boone.
There was an answering goal by the Centrals who had had many more chances to score but kicked inaccurately.
Boone kicked his second and then Jackson Brown kicked his first.
Four straight goals by the Crocs versus two goals seven behinds to Centrals.
Dylin Wearmouth, Kurt Bradshaw and Mark Nuggin were showing out early in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the game continued in the same vein with fast, flow-on football and the Crocs continuing to kick accurately for goal.
In the second half, the Crocs piled on the pressure, resulting in the Crocs’ boys peppering the goals.
In a brilliant third quarter the locals’ sustained footy exploded the scoreline.
Partick Godsell, Ben McCartney and Adam Boone had led the charge to an eight-goal quarter by the Crocs thanks to some great all round great team play.
The last quarter was more of the same for the Crocs, Jackson Brown at his laconic goal-sneaking best while Daniel Harris was hard in and under.
The goal of the day was kicked by Pat Godsell after a blistering run off the halfback line and a terriffic finish.
Perhaps the presence of the ladies had inspired the players to great heights.
Coach Brad Cooper is to be congratulated on the way his boys have been finishing full of run and playing out recent matches exceptionally well.
Port Douglas 24.7.151 defeated Cairns Trinity Beach 11.17.83
Goalkickers: A Boone 7, J Brown 6, K Bradshaw 2, D Harris 2, D Wearmouth 2, P Godsell , M Nuggin , G Jacks , J O’Gorman and J. Smith.
Best players: D Wearmouth, A Boone, P Godsell, K Bradshaw, J Brown and J Smith.